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If We Were Electric - Stories (Paperback): Patrick Earl Ryan

If We Were Electric - Stories (Paperback)

Patrick Earl Ryan

Series: Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction Series

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If We Were Electric's twelve stories celebrate New Orleans in all of its beautiful peculiarities: macabre and magical, muddy and exquisite, sensual and spiritual. The stunning debut collection finds its characters in moments of desire and despair, often stuck on the verge of a great metamorphosis, but burdened by some unreasonable love. These are stories about missed opportunities, about people on the outside who don't fit in, about the consequences of not mustering enough courage to overcome the binds. In "Feux Follet," an old man's grief attracts supernatural lights in the dark Louisiana swamps. An exploding transformer's raw, unnerving energy in the title story matches the strange, ferocious temper of an unlucky hustler. "Blackout" sets the profound numbness of a young man physically abused by his mentally unstable partner beside the meaningful beauty of an unexpected moment of joy with someone else. The teenage narrator in "Before Las Blancas" is so overwhelmed by his sexuality that he abandons everything and everyone he's known to live in a happy illusion . . . in Mexico. And "Where It Takes Us" is a poignant, understated snapshot of a gay man who accompanies his straight, HIV-positive brother to the race track to bond again.

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Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction Series
Release date: September 2020
Authors: Patrick Earl Ryan
Dimensions: 216 x 140mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-5807-9
Categories: Books > Fiction > Special features > Short stories
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Romance > General
LSN: 0-8203-5807-X
Barcode: 9780820358079

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